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Wicked Awesome Children's Books
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Wicked Awesome Stepmother

Written By: Ashley-Nichole

Illustrated By: Karen Light & Amanda Pletsch

When a single father introduces his girlfriend to his two young daughters it isn't quite the warmest of welcomes.  Though one daughter likes the idea of having another parent in the house, the other daughter is convinced her new stepmom figure is a bald, yet hairy, wicked witch.  No matter what her Wicked Awesome Stepmother says or does, Wicked Awesome Stepdaughter doesn't want any part of it.  

Will Wicked Awesome Stepdaughter's prickly and standoffish behavior finally make this witch disappear?  Or, will Wicked Awesome Stepmother stick through all the highs and lows of step-parenting to eventually win the affection of her new stepdaughter?

 

Spoken from the perspective of the child, Wicked Awesome Stepmother tells the story of blending families as a humorous and heartfelt satire that is relatable to both children and adults alike.

BLENDED FAMILIES
ARE BEAUTIFUL!

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"Imagination Express"

featured in: Beanie's Bedtime Stories

Written By: Ashley-Nichole

In CoLLaboration With: Karolyn Denson-Landrieux

In a collaboration with Karolyn Denson-Landrieux, Ashley-Nichole has contributed to the Adventures of Maxine and Beanie children's book, Beanie's Bedtime Stories, with her short story titled, Imagination Express.

Imagination Express is for both children and adults alike who choose to see the world in vivid color and abstract thought by simply opening their minds.

 

The first stop onboard the Imagination Express is your very own backyard where you'll find creatures and critters playing together among a candy forest and putting on a show for you unlike anything you've ever seen before!  This is a performance, you surely won't want to miss, but first you'll have to get your ticket for the Imagination Express. 

About Beanie's Bedtime Stories:

At the end of a long day of adventuring, best friends Maxine and Beanie love nothing more than to settle in with the perfect bedtime story, and now they want to share their favorites with you!

Climb aboard the Imagination Express to Sockland and Poppy's Pumpkin Patch! Go to work with Rainbow Teddy and learn to make cupcakes with a family of Unicorns! Beanie's Bedtimes Stories will take you to so many fun and exciting places as you meet some of Maxine's favorite characters like a tiger named Tito and even pandas who can fly!

So join Maxine and Beanie as they snuggle into bed and enjoy these and other exciting tales in Beanie's Bedtime Stories!

YOUR IMAGINATION IS MAGIC!

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Roxy's Family Secret

Written By: Ashley-Nichole

Roxy's best friend doesn't understand why she is never invited over to play.  Is Roxy's house haunted?  Does she live in a barn?  Is she an orphan?  These are all questions that she asks herself, and it isn't until an accidental run-in at the grocery store that she discovers that Roxy has been keeping a secret, all along... a family secret.

 

Based on the author's personal experience growing up with two moms in the LGBTQ+ community, Roxy's Family Secret is a children's book that emphasizes the most valuable lesson of all: Love is ultimately what makes a friendship AND a family.

LGBTQ+

LOVE IS WHAT MAKES A FAMILY!

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AJ and Addie

Written By: Ashley-Nichole

 

AJ feels a little different inside, and has a difficult time relating to other boys in school.  Every year on his birthday AJ asks for things he doesn't want because he thinks, as a boy, they are what he is supposed to do.  However, this birthday is different because AJ's mom has a birthday surprise that will help AJ realize that it's more than okay to be themself, even if that means that AJ be called Addie instead.

 

Based on a true story, AJ's Birthday Surprise is a children's book for families with children navigating questions of gender identity.  

LGBTQ+

IT'S OKAY
TO BE YOU!

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